This brings me to my commentary on book trends today. I felt it appropriate to include this piece, which I’ve been thinking about writing for sometime now, because this book is a prime example of my point. Far too often in reading, and in life, we expect everything tied together with a happy little bows, but this is a lie we should not be telling ourselves because it does such a disservice, especially to our imaginations.
When the third book to the Twilight series ended, Eclipse, I cried because to me it was the perfect ending. Jacob running off to be a wolf forevermore, escaping the pain of his lost love. Bella to be a vampire or maybe not depending on how your imagination followed the story after putting down the book, and there it is - the issue with deceptive little bows. How can you the reader continue the story and live in the imagined world if all questions have been answered, if all roads have been exhausted? Isn’t it so much more fulfilling to be able to stretch your own creative thoughts and create a fantastic view of events that someone else may never know?
I put this commentary here because Darken the Stars does not end with happy little bows, and I LOVED IT! Thank you Amy A. Bartol for allowing my mind to stretch beyond your story and dwell upon the possibilities of what may happen in Kricket’s world. I looked on Goodreads to see if there was a book four planned, and I did not see one. I know that publishers today push for successful series to continue well beyond the point that they should, but I do hope that this is the final book. It does make me sad that we are finished with these characters, but I look forward to the time spent with them in my own imagination. If this is not the final book and more are planned, I, your avid fan, will be there reading, but please if we get to the point, consider leaving the vampire babies in the closet.